Title

Polarized Emissivity and Kirchhoff’s Law

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Publication Title

APPLIED OPTICS

Abstract

An expression for the polarized emissivity of a material is obtained with the Stokes vector–Mueller matrixpolarization formalism. The result obtained is that thermally emitted radiance might have a circularpolarization component. In addition, the emissivity depends only on the reflectance matrix.

DOI

10.1364/AO.38.001384

Volume

38

Issue

8